from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any machine-labor or manual labor employed in the production of ordnance.
- n. The labor of inspecting or designing ordnance, or of making calculations or reports upon ordnance or ordnance subjects: as, an officer detailed upon gun-work exclusively.
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The iron is too brittle for gun-work; it would be liable to break.
If they did anything, it must be quick, and their gun-work must be accurate.
But from these few he learned what he wished to know, and he was glad that Hopalong Cassidy was where he had always been, and that his gun-work had improved rather than depreciated with the passing of time.
I always try to be of assistance to predatory genius; there are clever crooks and stupid ones; the kind who stoop to vulgar gun-work when their own stupidity gets them into a tight pinch don't appeal to me.
There's going to be a whole lot of gun-work before you're many days older.
Then we would do anything else that needed to be done, like wire-work or gun-work.
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